Pssst! It's (finally) Halloween!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

EEEEK! Can you feel the creepy in the air? It was foggy here last night and this morning...Halloween is surely creeping in this morning.

I'm headed to Lily's school later today for some Halloween fun so stay tuned for those pics.

We had a great time on Sunday at my friend Monica's Annual Pumpkin carving party. This was our second year attending. Here's some photos I captured of my family in action.

Here's the one where Lily is scooping out the insides aka "the guts" as she declaired.

Here's the one where Lily says "I don't know Daddy, that one looks hard" as Mat tapes the template on.

Here's the one where I said "hey babe, looking good!"

Here's the one where Mat get serious about his carving skills


Here's the one where Mat is showing off his mad carving skills. Doesn't it look great?

The one where I snapped other happy carvers deep in carving creativity.

All carved up and ready to light. A family photo with our masterpeice or as hubby dubbed the pumpkin his "Magna Opus"

I'm off to bake some treats but before I go we have a few friends with Halloween Birthdays today. A very Happy Birthday to our family friend Mike Lenke and my friend Heidi Sonboul. Hope you both have a frightenly goulish day!

Here's wishing you all a very happy and safe Halloween with your families this evening.

Hip Hop Thursday

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hello friends. It's that time again...Hip Hop Thursday with the Unity gang! Here's a look at today's sale.

For today's inspiration, I've created with the October SMAK kit.

Teacher You're So Awesome

Some Pebbles paper and fun images from the October SMAK kit.

and in case you missed this on the Unity blog Saturday...

You're So Creative

 I just love these hexagon images!

Now I am sending you onto Thienly's blog!

Want 2 Scrap and My Little Shoebox

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hello friends. My Little Shoebox and Want 2 Scrap have swapped products and this week we are sharing what we created using them. As soon as I got this Paradise Chipboard Album I knew that it was perfect for Lily's 4th Birthday photos that I have been wanting to save for her in a mini album.  I know when she is older someday she will love that I made this for her.
 Front Cover


For the front cover I misted the laser cut chipboard with Tattered Angels. I lined the outer edge with the strips of bling from Eyelet Outlet. The purple doily with Tinkerbell in the middle is from the Cupcake display that I made by putting a sticker in acetate and then cutting it out. I popped it off the middle with pop dots. The ribbon and purple flower were used on the tutu favors that the girls were given.

 Page One and Two


I love this photo of all the kids. Don't they look great? This photo of Lily is one I will treasure forever. I used the Classy corners: Grace to frame her photo. A good friend of mine captured all of the images I chose for this book. I don't think she'll ever really know just how much I appreciate that she was there that day taking these photos.

Page Three and Four


For this page I used Want 2 Scraps Ribbon Rose to create borders for this page. I added some doilies and the punch out leaves sprinkled with glitter.

Pages 5 & 6

 My printer ran out of ink hence the blank photo mats. I chose this full image of Lily in her Tinkerbell costume. I love the way it looked on her with her beautiful long hair. She really is our little princess.

I loved creating with this album from Want 2 Scrap because it was just enough pages for me to tell the story of my daughters birthday party.

Please visit the My Little Shoebox blog today to find out how you could win one of the prizes we are offering. 

Also featuring projects today are

Please stop over to their blogs and check out what they've created.

Spooky fun from We R Memory Keepers

Monday, October 22, 2012

Good morning! Halloween is just a little over a week away. Have you gotten all your costumes? My daughter is going to be Rapunzel this her {her request}. I am excited to dress my girl up as a princess and take her trick or treating!
Today I am sharing some Halloween inspired cards created with the Black Widow collection from We R Memory Keepers.



I love this orange fringe border from Petaloo. It was perfect for this card. I stamped the web stamp upside down on the circle die and then used stickers for the sentiment. They started out as white glitter and I colored them with my orange Copic marker and then went back over them with orange Stickles.



Next I turned this clock pattern into the main focus of my card adding some Martha Stewart web borders to each side in gold and used the chipboard as a sentiment. I finished it off with some polka dot ribbon and one of the metal charms.

 Punkin Boo

For this card I embossed the pattern paper with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and used the lil'Inkers die to create the cute bow. I inked up a Wilton doily with distress inks to make it look old. 

I love creating with the Black Window collection from We R Memory Keepers because it has a great variety of  patterned papers, embellishments and stickers.

Have a great Monday!

Stamp of the Week Sunday

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Hello friends! Is it really Sunday already? Between soccer, Scott's Band competition and my classes. The weekend really seemed to fly by. 

It's time to reveal the latest Unity Stamp of the Week

Entwined Poinsettia.
Created By: Angie Blom.

Here's my sample for this week created with patterned paper from We R Memory Keepers Yuletide collection.

I stamped my image and colored it in with Copic markers and then layered the sentiment across the wreath.

For more creative inspiration make sure you visit Unity's Stamp of the Week gallery
Now you only have one week to claim this cuteness for your own. So hurry over to this page to find out how you can sign up to have some Unity Happy Mail in your mailbox each week!
Have a nice day!

Stamp of the Week Sunday

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Hello friends! It's that time again. A new Unity Stamp Co. Stamp of the Week has been revealed today! This week's stamp is so so cute!

Just because...

 Created By: Dana Carlson

Here's a sample I created for you today. Can you believe we are on week #41 of the Stamp of the Week series. These images are so cute and fun to get inky with.

For this week's card I used patterned paper from Jillibean Soup and my Copics to color our little friend.
For more creative inspiration make sure you visit Unity's Stamp of the Week gallery. Now you only have one week to claim this cuteness for your own. So hurry over to this page to find out how you can sign up to have some Unity Happy Mail in your mailbox each week!
Have a nice evening!

Weekend crafting

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Hello friends. It's the weekend and what are you crafting? I'm working on some assignments and brainstorming some ideas I have for classes. I also wanted to share some things I've created the past month and haven't had a chance to share til now.

Anna Griffin makes the most beautiful papers and embellishments. I love almost everything she makes and today I am sharing some things I created with some of her newest products available here at HSN. I'm including the links in case you'd like to grab some for yourself.

 Next I made some fun cards with the Paper Bow Embellishment kit.

Next I made these cards with the Camilla collection.

Well that's it for today. I hope you're enjoying what ever you are crafting this weekend.


 Have a creative day!


Unity and Authentique Project Inspiration Blog Hop

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Hello and thanks for stopping by my blog for the Unity/Authentique blog hop. We are please to be blog hopping with the Authentique team for the next two days. Make sure you are starting your Hop at the Unity blog here so you don't miss all the new releases! 

For the hop I'm creating with Good Day Sunshine

This stamp is on sale for only $3.59 plus shipping! 

My first creation is a fun tag that I made from recycled cardboard.

Good Day Sunshine

I painted the cardboard and added a doily. For the stamp, I used Versafine black onyx and embossed the image. I used Copics to color the blue background in the image.

next I created a fun card using Authentique papers from the Fresh collection and the sentiment only.


To compliment my card I used some bling strips from Eyelet Outlet and the bucket and shovel brads.

Now it's time for me to send you over to the Authentique blog! 

**Don't forget to leave a comment before you click the bubble! There are awesome prizes up for grabs today!

Blog Hop Order for today's hop in case you get lost!

Unity Blog-
Emily Lanham -

Eryn Hagen -
Guiseppa Gubler -

Thienly Azim -

Shellye McDaniel -
Heather Conklin -

Jen Buck -

Shemaine Smith -
Authentique Blog-

A little Hall Pass fun

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hello friends. I've been working on several projects this week and today I have a quick look at a mini I am not quite finished with featuring the Hall Pass collection from We R Memory Keepers as well as a few cards.

I used my Cinch from We R Memory Keepers and some cardboard to create the front and back covers of my mini album. I love that I can make a mini album out of recycled cardboard. The camera image is a stamp from Unity Stamp Company's SMAK kit. You can read all about SMAK here on the Unity website.

I can't wait to share more of this project with you soon! Now for my cards...

You Rock


And this one

Favorite friendship

I love the Hall Pass collection. It has something for everyone. That's it for today friends.

Hope you are having a great day!

Paper Posies October kit

Monday, October 8, 2012

Hello friends. Happy Monday! Did you know that I have been designing for Paper Posies kit club since 2009? I have loved every single kit that has come each month since I started designing for Michele. She has a great eye for style and trends. Each month when my box arrives I get so excited to see what she has put together. Paper Posies kits come with a generous amount of pattern paper, coordinating solid cardstock, stickers, fabulous embellies and a special project each month.

Here's a look at the October kit

I shared my cards that I created for World Card Making Day on this post here. And today I wanted to share some more of my art work with the October kit. 

Learning to Fly

I used some Mister Huey mists for this layout and the fun Heidi Swapp instaframes to hold a few photos of Lily getting her first fly lesson @Fly Studios for Olivia's Birthday.


 I love adding doilies to my layouts because they add a softness to the theme. 

Here's a fun layout I scrapped about my dear friend Alice Carman. She is one of the sweetest gals I know. Our friend Eva introduced us at CHA and we laughed when we found out that we live 15 minutes from one another. I love spending time with her. She really is special.


I love these Color Me Crazy embellies from Petaloo! I used some silver chalk ink from Studio G to color the chipboard and then adhere them with glue dots. Easy and fun to use.


Finally this month's project was this Maya Road tin star. I thought since the confetti craze is the current trend I sprinkled confetti inside and added a special message. I used Glossy Accents to seal my message and then glued a magnet on the back. 

 If you'd like to learn more about getting a Paper Posies box at your door each month, visit the Paper Posies website here.

Have a great day!

Stamp of the Week Sunday

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Hello friends. How was your World Card Making Day? I had a class but managed to make a few cards last night after I got home.  It was fun Skyping and crafting with friends. Did you know Unity is having some great World Card Making Day challenges and offering tons of prizes?

You have til October 20th to complete the challenges. To find out more visit the Unity blog post here.

It's Sunday and time for another Unity Stamp of the Week. This week's image is all about fall for me. I loved coloring these adorable pumpkins.

Supplies: Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup, Ribbon: Papertray Ink, Pumpkin brads: Eyelet Outlet.
For more creative inspiration make sure you visit Unity's Stamp of the Week gallery. Now you only have one week to claim this cuteness for your own. So hurry over to this page to find out how you can sign up to have some Unity Happy Mail in your mailbox each week!

Have a creative Sunday friends

World Card Making Day 2012

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Hello friends! Happy World Card Making Day 2012. Are you celebrating in your craft space today? I am and I've got some Unity fun to share with you. I love making my own cards for friends and family. The look on the person's face is always worth the time and effort that went into create the card. My favorite part is the "did you make this?" that comes after the card is opened.

Today I am sharing a few cards I created with this month's Paper Posies kit. The first one is friendship themed.

 Perfect just the way you are friend

Next I have a Happy Birthday themed card


and finally I am sharing a cheerful greeting



Unity is having an awesome World Card Day celebration today over at the Unity Blog

There are fabulous challenges and over $1000.00 in Unity prizes.

I hope you can come create with us!

Happy World Card Making Day friends! 
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